Preincisional infiltration of tonsils with ropivacaine in post-tonsillectomy pain relief: double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled intraindividual study.

@article{Arikan2006PreincisionalIO,
  title={Preincisional infiltration of tonsils with ropivacaine in post-tonsillectomy pain relief: double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled intraindividual study.},
  author={Osman K{\"u}rşat Arikan and Saziye Ozcan and Mustafa Kazkayasi and Serpil Akpinar and Can Koç},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={167-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pre-emptive ropivacaine has an influence on postoperative pain in adult patients undergoing tonsillectomy. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS The study included 20 adult patients undergoing elective tonsillectomy. Anesthetic induction and maintenance, dissection tonsillectomy, hemostasis techniques, and postoperative analgesic treatment were standardized for all patients… CONTINUE READING
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